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 A Kindly Little Deed

by Wihla Hutson

I did a favor yesterday,
A kindly little deed...
And then I called to all the world
To stop and look and heed.
They stopped and looked and flattered me
In words I could not trust,
And when the world had gone away
My good deed turned to dust.

A very tiny courtesy
I found to do today;
'Twas quickly done, with none to see,
And then I ran away...

But Someone must have witnessed it,
For--truly I declare--
As I sped back the stony path
Roses were blooming there!  

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